VIDEO: Saga Dawa 2021

For Saga Dawa 2021, Khenpo Gawang will teach the Sadhana of Sakyamuni Buddha and give the initiation for the practice and for the mantra. This will be a reading transmission, or rlung.

This year, Saga Dawa Full Moon falls on an eclipse. Therefore, for this special occassion, Pema Khandro will also lead the beloved and powerful prayer of the Nyingma lineage for eclipses, the Kunzang Monlam.

About our Special Guest:
Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche
Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pema Karpo Meditation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Having completed thirty years as a monk, fourteen years of teaching experience, and nine years of study at the Buddhist University of Namdroling Monastery in South India, he holds a Khenpo degree, the Buddhist equivalent of a PhD. Gawang Rinpoche came to the United States in 2004 at the invitation of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala International. He proudly became an American citizen in 2012. Rinpoche is the author of Your Mind Is Your Teacher (Shambhala Publications) and The Sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha  He co-translated with Gerry Wiener the text, The Excellent Path to Enlightenment by Longchenpa which is available through Amazon.